This just in from Dow Jones Newswires, datelined December 06, 2012 17:05 ET (author: Brody Mullins). In the final three weeks before the election Sheldon Adelson and his wife were suckered into squandering an additional $33 million on two Super-PACS dedicated to electing Mittens Romney president. Chief beneficiary was American Crossroads, run by super shyster/huckster Karl “Porky” (thanks Animal Nuz!!) Rove, which siphoned 23 million from the Adelsons based on wild promises of victory that sprang from the laughable polling of such jerksters as Scott Rasmussen. The rest ($10 million, no small sum) went to Restore Our Future. Herewith the relevant Newswire passages:
Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife contributed a whopping $33 million to a late Republican blitz to help Mitt Romney 's effort to win the White House.Next highest schlub on the Karl Rove Dupe-O-Rama?
Campaign-finance reports released today covering the final three weeks of the election show that Mr. Adelson and his wife donated the money to a pair of Republican super PACs created to help the Republican presidential candidate.
Mr. Adelson and his wife, Miriam Adelson, donated $23 million to a super PAC created by Karl Rove called American Crossroads and another $10 million to a group run by former aides to Mr. Romney, called Restore Our Future.
All told, Mr. Adelson and his wife donated more than $100 million in a losing effort to help elect Mr. Romney and other Republicans, according to an interview published in The Wall Street Journal this week.
The next highest donor this election was Texas billionaire Harold Simmons, who together with his wife contributed a total of nearly $30 million to Republican efforts, according to campaign-spending reports.Sniff. I feel so sorry for these guys, especially Adelson, who sees himself as such a gamblischer Mensch.
But the schadenfreude doesn’t end there.
Mr. Adelson was not always a financial supporter of Mr. Romney. During the Republican primary, Mr. Adelson and his wife donated $15 million to a super PAC created to help Republican Newt Gingrich.Oh to have been a fly in the phone wires listening to any of the post-November 6 conversations Mr. Adelson had with Mr. Rove regarding his, er, “investment”.